Christine Messina

The personal connection between students and faculty in the Women’s Studies program is one of the main things that attracted me to the minor.
– Christine Messina ’07, English major, women’s studies minor

Robin DeRosa

Robin DeRosa

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies

AB, Brown University; MA, PhD, Tufts University
Email: rderosa@plymouth.edu

Associate Professor of English, joined the Women’s Studies Council in 2001, and she was the chair from 2002-2007.  She has taught several courses for the minor, and is currently teaching “The F Word: Feminism in the U.S. ”  Robin majored in Women’s Studies at Brown University , and received her Ph.D. in English at Tufts, where she further developed her interests in feminist literary theory, gender performance, and the relationships between sex and nationhood.

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